Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wedding Thoughts

While Dave and I are still mulling whether or not to have a mass + wedding service wedding, we're still enjoying planning the readings and songs during the service. I was reminded of this verse while reading The Grapes of Wrath, but I thought it would also be something lovely for a wedding service (or playbill? invitation? decorative plaque?):

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:

If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!

Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?

Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

-Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fingerprint Wedding Bands

Love love love these fingerprint wedding bands from artists Brent and Jessica Williams. They're perfect for people who want something personal on the inside of their bands, but have no idea what to write (like me and Dave. Somehow initials don't quite cut it). Dave and I both want something simple and plain for our bands (my ring is white gold, solitaire stone with four emerald-cut baguettes on each side), and these would be just lovely. Starts at $125 for women's, $150 for men's at Brent Williams Designs or their etsy store.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wedding Blahg: Redux

Well, one month on and nary a post in site (oh puns...)! It was on purpose, as Dave and I try to figure out what we're doing with the whole getting married thing and I didn't want to start posting until we had clearer ideas of where/when/what our wedding would be. I'm not sure if that was a good thing though, because I would have liked to write about the process: the anxiety of thinking there is NOWHERE in the entire state that is just right for our reception, the silly flood of bridal magazines taking over my living room, the frightening and overwhelming distinctions between flower arrangements (wtf pomander?).

And I also was curious what information would be shared over the blog. Dave and I are not particularly "let me tell you about my colonoscopy"-type people (who are those people?), and we don't like too much fuss/drama/attention (Dave is predicting that on our wedding day I will spend 10% of the time basking in the focused attention of dozens of friends and family and 90% wondering when we can leave, get a pizza, and go to sleep). Plus, we're going all-in on personal details that mean a lot to us, and while I'm not someone who thinks she owns gardenias tied with hand-crocheted lace, I do feel weird exposing the inner workings of my brain/sketch book (same diff?).

But, over the past month, I've increasingly thought "Oh I wish I'd kept up with the wedding blog--I could have written something about that," and now with some of the big blocks starting to fall in place, I'm feeling, dare I say, bloggy.